"Hospitality On Parade" as written by and Ronald D Mael....
Someday we'll have one extra coastline
We'll tire of the Atlantic
By then we'll be rid of your lot
A shot heard 'round the world will soon be shot,
Will soon be shot

'Til then have some tea and tobacco
Hey Jenny meet your master
Be nice, show him kindness and such
Be kind to our master

But of feeling is a-brewing that we don't need any masters
'Cause we all can be a master and we all can be a king

We speak and we sing the way that you do
And showed you our hospitality on parade
But now we are we, we're no longer you
Tara to that hospitality on parade

Today you're going to find their descendants
In places all around you
You're faced with the easiest task
How best to act a king when always treated like a king

Lunch counters, at banks and the theatre
Kind help right there to serve you
Men selling, and girls selling too
And everyone's special

We all are someone special
Yes, we all are someone special
For we all are someone special
Where the customer is king

Whoever you are, whoever you bring
You'll find that hospitality on parade
However you look, you're always a king
Wherever there's hospitality on parade

I'm special, you're special
He's special, she's special
We're all someone special
And I am the king

Whoever you are, whoever you bring
You'll find that hospitality on parade
However you look, you're always a king
Wherever there's hospitality on parade


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"Hospitality on Parade" as written by Ronald D Mael

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    General CommentI've been puzzled by this song since I first heard it 38 years ago. Of course, it's a Sparks song and they sure are quirky. What I know is this starts off Indiscreet, the last of 3 albums they recorded in England before returning to native LA. Bonus tracks on the Indiscreet CD include a snarky song about England and a a questionably serious cover of I Wanna Hold Your Hand. This song, I think, is a bit of a snipe against the English, serving up their musical art mostly for the American customer. .
    HomerWellson April 03, 2013   Link

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